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Louisiana 2003 Cleanup Standards for Hydrocarbon Contaminated Groundwater

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has developed a Risk Evaluation/Corrective
Action Program (RECAP) to address risks to human health and the environment posed by the release of
chemical constituents to the environment. This is LDEQ’s primary statutory mandate for remediation
activities. It is clear in Louisiana’s Environmental Quality Act that risk to human health and the
environment must be evaluated in the remedial decision-making process.

RECAP uses risk evaluation to: (1) determine if corrective action is necessary for the protection of human
health and the environment, and (2) identify constituent levels in impacted media that do not pose
unacceptable risks to human health or the environment, i.e. RECAP Standards.

RECAP consists of a tiered framework composed of a Screening Option and three Management Options.
This tiered approach allows site evaluation and corrective action efforts to be tailored to site conditions
and risks. As the Management Option level increases, the approach becomes more site-specific and,
hence, the level of effort required to meet the objectives of the Option increases. Although the level of
effort required for each Option varies, each Option achieves a common goal: protection of human health
and the environment.

Attached are the Screening Option tables that can be used to determine if additional evaluation and/or
corrective action is warranted. The lower of the appropriate toxicity based value (Soil_SSni or Soil_SSi)
and ground water protection value (Soil_SSGW) shall be used for soil.

See our Web Site at www.deq.state.la.us/technology/recap/ for additional information or contact the
Remediation Services Division at (225) 219-3236 or the Environmental Technology Division at (225) 219-
3406.

Compound GW_SS* note

mg/L
Acenaphthene 0.037 N

Anthracene 0.043 W

Arsenic 0.05 MCL

Barium 2 MCL

Benzene 0.005 MCL

Benz(a)anthracene 0.0002 Q

Benzo(a)pyrene 0.0002 MCL

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Benzo(b)fluoranthene 0.0002 Q

Benzo(k)fluoranthene 0.0008 W

1,1-Biphenyl 0.03 N

Cadmium 0.005 MCL

Carbon Disulfide 0.1 N

Chromium(III) 37 N

Chromium(VI) 0.18 N

Chrysene 0.0016 W

Dibenz(a,h)anthracene 0.01 Q

Dibenzofuran 0.0024 N

Ethylbenzene 0.7 MCL

Fluoranthene 0.15 N

Fluorene 0.024 N

Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene 0.0004 Q

Lead (inorganic) 0.015 MCL

Mercury (inorganic) 0.002 MCL

MTBE 0.018 N

Naphthalene 0.01 Q

Nickel 0.1 MCL

Pyrene 0.018 N

Toluene 1 MCL

Vanadium 0.026 N

Xylenes (total) 10 MCL

Zinc 1.1 N

Aliphatics C6-C8 3.2 N

Aliphatics >C8-C10 0.15 Q

Aliphatics >C10-C12 0.15 Q

Aliphatics >C12-C16 0.15 Q

Aliphatics >C16-C28 7.3 N

Aromatics >C8-C10 0.15 Q

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Aromatics >C10-C12 0.15 Q

Aromatics >C12-C16 0.15 Q

Aromatics >C16-C21 0.15 Q

Aromatics >C21-C28 0.15 Q

TPH-G 0.15 Q

TPH-D 0.15 Q

TPH-O 0.15 Q

* GW_SS - Groundwater Screening Standard protective of a current or potential public water supply

M - Based on EPA's Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for drinking water

N - Based on non-carcinogenic health effects

Q - Based on analytical quantitation limit

S - Soil level protective of groundwater for inorganic constituents based on the maximum concentration
for the beneficial use of sewage sludge

W - Solubility limit is less than health based limit thus default to solubility limit

Contact: Steve Chustz, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental


Assessment, 225-219-3406

E-mail: stevec@deq.state.la.us

Web Site: www.deq.state.la.us/technology/recap/

For additional information visit the Web Site or contact the Remediation Services Division at (225) 765-
0487 or the Environmental Technology Division at (225) 765-0585.

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Louisiana 2003 Cleanup Standards for Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil

Compound Soil_SSni* note Soil_SSi** note Soil_SSgw*** note

mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg


Acenaphthene 260 N 3900 N 220 A

Anthracene 1400 N 25000 N 120 A

Antimony 3.0 N 75 N 12 L1

Arsenic 0.38 C 3.0 C 100 L

Barium 520 N 13000 N 2000 L

Benzene 1.5 C 3.2 C 0.051 A

Benz(a)anthracene 0.56 C 3.6 C 8.6 A

Benzo(a)pyrene 0.33 Q 0.36 C 23 A

Benzo(b)fluoranthene 0.56 C 3.6 C 30 A

Benzo(k)fluoranthene 5.5 C 35 C 120 A

1,1-Biphenyl 220 N 230 P 190 A

Cadmium 3.7 N 94 N 20 L

Carbon Disulfide 37 N 260 N 11 A

Chromium(III) 7500 N 190000 N 100 L

Chromium(VI) 37 N 940 N 100 L

Chrysene 61 C 400 C 76 A

Dibenz(a,h)anthracene 0.33 Q 0.36 C 540 A

Dibenzofuran 21 N 150 P 24 A

1,1-Dichloroethene (mixture) 0.11 C 0.25 C 0.085 A

cis-1,2-Dichloroethene 4.8 N 34 N 0.49 A

trans-1,2-Dichloroethene 7.0 N 49 N 0.77 A

2,4-Dinitrotoluene 8.3 N 110 N 1 A

Ethylbenzene 150 N 230 P 19 A

Fluoranthene 200 N 3600 N 1200 A

Fluorene 180 N 3100 N 230 A

Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene 0.56 C 3.6 C 170 A

Lead (inorganic) 400 B 1700 B 100 L

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Mercury (inorganic) 2.2 N 56 N 4 L

MTBE 26 N 480 N 0.68 A

Naphthalene 0.78 N 5.2 N 0.11 A

Nickel 150 N 3700 N 200 L1

Pyrene 150 N 2700 N 1100 A

Toluene 69 N 480 N 20 A

Vanadium 52 N 1300 N 2000 L1

Xylenes (total) 150 P 150 P 180 A

Zinc 2200 N 56000 N 2800 S

Aliphatics C6-C8 10000 O,T 10000 O,T 10000 O,T

Aliphatics >C8-C10 110 N 880 N 530 A

Aliphatics >C10-C12 210 N 10000 O,T 10000 O,T

Aliphatics >C12-C16 310 N 10000 O,T 10000 O,T

Aliphatics >C16-C28 10000 O,T 10000 O,T 10000 O,T

Aromatics >C8-C10 61 N 500 N 6.5 A

Aromatics >C10-C12 100 N 1000 N 10 A

Aromatics >C12-C16 150 N 10000 O,T 20 A

Aromatics >C16-C21 140 N 10000 O,T 210 A

Aromatics >C21-C28 160 N 10000 O,T 10000 O,T

TPH-G 61 N,I 500 N, I 6.5 A

TPH-D 61 N,I 500 N, I 6.5 A

TPH-O 140 N,I 10000 O,T 210 A

*Soil_SSni - Soil Screening for Non-industrial


** Soil_SSi - Soil Screening Standard for Industrial
*** Soil_SSgw - Soil Screening Standard for Groundwater
A - Based on algorithm contained in Appendix H
B - Based on EPA's biokinetic and adult lead cleanup level models for lead
C - Based on carcinogenic health effects
I - TPH Standards are only applicable when used in conjunction with Standards for indicator compounds
L - Soil level protective of groundwater for inorganic constituents based on leachability
L1 - Soil level protective of groundwater for inorganic constituents based on GW 1 because TCLP value
not listed
N - Based on non-carcinogenic health effects
O - Ceiling value based on aesthetic considerations
P - Soil Saturation Limit is less than health based level thus default to soil saturation limit
Q - Based on analytical quantitation limit
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S - Soil level protective of groundwater for inorganic constituents based on the maximum concentration
for the beneficial use of sewage sludge
T - TPH shall not exceed 10,000

Contact: Steve Chustz, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental


Assessment, 225-219-3406.

E-mail: stevec@deq.state.la.us

Web Site: www.deq.state.la.us/technology/recap/

For additional information see the Web Site or contact the Remediation Services Division at (225) 219-
3236 or the Environmental Technology Division at (225) 219-3406.

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150 Fearing Street · Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413.549.5170
Fax: 413.549.0579
E-mail: info@aehs.com